Category: Internet Explorer
June, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari – Up; Firefox, Opera – Down
New month brings new data, let’s take a look.
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer continues to do well, it has since surpassed the 56% mark, up from 55.98% to 56.15% (0.17 point increase).
New web browser benchmark results are here.
With fresh releases from almost every company, guys at TomsHardware did a series of tests on their Windows 8 machine to find out exactly, which browser should you chose if you are not tied to a specific UI or add-ons that are exclusive to one ecosystem.
Although Internet Explorer 11 is missing from action, we expect to see updated results fairly soon.
It’s all about the touch.
Following the release of Windows 8.1 Preview, users installing the following build will also be able to try the latest version of Internet Explorer 11, which seems to be aimed towards improving the touch based usage scenarios.
Now, depending on your usage, it might not look as exciting as you expect (considering that it will soon be a year since IE10 RTM’ed). Basically if all your do is use touch then Internet Explorer 11 is exactly what you’ve been waiting for.
Here’s what you can expect:
If you don’t plan to upgrade your Windows 7 machine and rely on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, then today is your luck day as the software has confirmed to Engadget that they will release IE11 for Win7.
On a slightly downbeat note, Microsoft did not provide any timeframe and considering the fact that IE10 for Windows 7 was released 6 months after hitting Windows 8, you are up for a very long wait.
IE11 is coming.
As Microsoft is gearing up to release a ton of info about its upcoming products, web browser enthusiasts should also be excited as there are more than just a few Internet Explorer sessions, in fact, a total of 7 will be streamed live, covering everything from WebGl to new developer tools.
So where’s a full list of all the IE sessions? Don’t worry, we got you covered.
Despite the fact that Skype already installs a third party add-on that allows you to call directly from the web browser, it looks like Internet Explorer will have this ability out of the box and best of all? It’s not just limited to Skype.
According to the leaked documents, phone numbers within web pages will appear as links and open a dialing app, which can be configured in “Default Programs” window.
If the only reason for not using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was a lack of official AdBlock extension, then we got some great news for you.
Guys at AdBlock have just released the very first build of its highly popular add-on that will work with IE8 and above. Unfortunately, due to platform limitations, it’s for x86 instruction set only and the add-on must be running a desktop version of Internet Explorer, so no more Metro for you.
January 2014 is the date.
Back in 2009, Google launched Chrome Frame, a plug-in that aimed to modernize the older versions of Internet Explorer by bringing WebKit capabilities to Microsoft’s platform, although they weren’t particularly happy about that.
The good news? Thanks to competition, web browsers (especially IE) got so much better over the last few years and as a result, Google is retiring Chrome frame.
If you would like to relive the excitement of Chrome Frame, check the video below:
Here goes the hype.